Sunday 19 January 2014

Physics Envy Unmasked

HERE is a very entertainingly written article in the Guardian about the de-bunking of a highly cited paper on positive psychology that had used Lorenzian complex dynamic maths. It is a textbook case of Physics Envy. The debunking paper is HERE

The 3 conclusions of the Berelson & Steiner Book on Human Behaviour are worth calling to mind in any quantitative study of humans:

- Some Do, Some Don't.
- The Differences Aren't Very Great.
- It's More Complicated Than That.